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Two more Alabama Republican officeholders won't vote for Roy Moore

Updated: Nov. 20, 2017 at 5:56 PM CST
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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington announced Monday he would not vote for embattled Republican senate candidate Roy Moore.

"I have prayerfully decided to write-in a Republican who reflects my values and respect for the rule of law," Carrington posted on Twitter.

"This gives me an opportunity to vote my conscience, which is my right," Carrington told WBRC. "It is my opinion we have a flawed candidate."

Carrington is not seeking re-election in 2018. Neither is Montgomery Republican Sen. Dick Brewbaker, who confirmed with Raycom News Network Monday that he did not intend to vote for Moore.

"I do not endorse Doug Jones, but just because I believe another liberal in the senate is bad for AL doesn't mean I can vote for RM. Got to be able to live with myself," Brewbaker tweeted on Sunday.

Both Carrington and Brewbaker join U.S. Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama, who told reporters last week he would not vote for Moore, but write-in another Republican.

In addition, the Young Republicans Federation of Alabama suspended its support for Moore over the weekend after a vote by its steering committee.

The moves come as Alabama Republican Party Chairwoman Terry Lathan warned GOP officeholders about the risks of being denied ballot access for six years if they do not support the party nominee.

"I was very insulted by the chair's statement that threatened to deny me ballot access for six years. If that's the case, that's fine. I'll speak out more," Carrington said. "I think it has neutralized a lot of people. It didn't neutralize Sen. Shelby. It didn't me."

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